About ygap

ygap is an international organisation that works to ensure that all people have an equal opportunity to be successful as entrepreneurs. 

We believe business can help to solve some of the most challenging problems facing our world today, though some people are more likely to receive support to start and grow their businesses than others. ygap creates solutions to make entrepreneurship more inclusive

We increase the capacity and agency of entrepreneurs to run successful businesses, and we reduce structural barriers to create an enabling environment for those businesses to thrive.

Since 2008 we have:

run47programs

supported541impact ventures

impacted the lives of over one millionpeople

What We Do

Impacting Lives

We work to increase the capacity and agency of entrepreneurs to run successful businesses that have a positive social or environmental impact on their communities.

Changing Systems

We identify system-level barriers to support, inclusion and access within the entrepreneurial ecosystem, then work with stakeholders across sectors to co-design and implement solutions to address them.

Measuring our work

We collect and analyse carefully designed metrics to ensure our work is having the intended impact. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) features across every aspect of our work.

Work with us

We work with a wide range of stakeholders including development agencies, governments, foundations and the private sector to realise and further develop their entrepreneurial support and impact strategies.

We are experienced practitioners with over a decade’s expertise working with impact ventures and leading large collaborations. We are always evolving to respond to the needs of the entrepreneurs and stakeholders we work with, as well as the local contexts we operate within.

Since 2008, we have developed, delivered, tested and refined programs to support impact entrepreneurs across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. We have a proven methodology, as well as a strong track record and recognised expertise in supporting diverse entrepreneurs to grow their ventures.